Phildadelphia’s Kite Party are at it again with “Come On Wandering”. That’s eleven new songs of well, how can you best describe these guys? I guess Kite Party is the result of growing up listening to NOFX and then stumbling over bands like The National and somehow wanting to combine those sounds while falling in love with different effect pedals.
Songs like “Bell”, “Planet Away” and “Sterile Everybody” move at a brisk pace with three guitars swirling around one another while the rhythm section keeps everyone in check. Tunes like “Half-Life” and “Nest” on the other hand rely on an equally sturdy rhythm section while slowing everything else down. “Yet” comes with some obvious shoegaze influences and have vocalist Russell Edling sounding like that dude from Editors. Despite these different moods, Kite Party managed to paste everything together nicely into one cohesive album.
Basically these eleven songs are rock tunes for daydreamers and while there’s nothing overtly catchy about them, they stick and had me reaching for the play button again right after the last note of “Supervillain” rang out.